We will show you what are the best widgets on Android based on both its interface and the functionalities they offer. Although companies like Apple are highlighting them now, widgets are a feature of Android for quite some time and, although they are not on the rise as they were a few years ago, they are still a good option for customize our Android simply and free of charge.
In this list you will find some of the best free widgets for AndroidFrom a few to check the weather to calendars, quick functions that you can launch with a single touch and much more.
In server case, Month is the first widget app I install on my phone in initial setup. It is one of the best calendar widgets for Android. It has synchronization with the Google calendar but, unlike this, it allows us to choose between several quite striking designs. It is completely free and works very well. It has some advertising, but once we apply the widget it does not come out again until we open the application to search for topics, so it is not a major inconvenience.
The Google Pixels include a very elegant little widget with information about the weather, day of the week and upcoming events on the calendar, all occupying just one row on the desktop. Another Widget brings the Pixel widget to other Android phones, being able to configure it in a matter of seconds. It syncs with the Google calendar to show events and shows up-to-date weather information.
Google Drive Scanner
Google Drive has a function to scan documents quickly. If we are not willing to open the application every time we want to scan a document, we just have to add the Drive widget to the desktop. When we click on the camera icon, we just have to take the photo and it will automatically be processed in Drive, where we can edit it and even save it as a PDF file.
Todoist is one of the best task applications for Android and, among its benefits, is a series of quite complete widgets that will remind us in a single glance all we have to do. In addition, the widget allows you to add events quickly without even opening the application, making it more than comfortable to interact with the application.
If you are one of those who uses Shazam when you want to know the name of a song, you should know that it is not necessary to open the application and give it to recognize the song every time you use it. Just add the widget to the desktop and click on it. It is the easiest way to use the app, since we obtain its main function in a single click.
Although at the design level it is completely neglected, the WhatsApp widget is a marvel to read without being seen. The conversations are reflected in the widget without us having to open the application, so we neither appear online nor will the double blue tick be marked if we read the conversations from it.
Although it is not very well known, the Netflix widget is useful for know the news in series, movies and other content without opening the application. It takes up a lot of space since it shows the thumbnails of the contents, but we can refresh it to see what’s new on Netflix. If we click on it we access the application, so it is a good way to stay up to date without having to go to Netflix daily.
This widget allows us configure all phone shortcuts on the desktop, so you don’t have to go down the notification bar. We can adjust the accesses we want and move the widget to a comfortable position to manage WiFi, data, Bluetooth and others quite quickly.
Google calendar agenda
If we want to have an agenda at hand and not so much the complete calendar itself, Google’s calendar app is the solutionIts first widget is an agenda that shows us the events that we have pending, occupying a fairly small space compared to the full calendar. It is a good option to place on the side of our desk, to be able to consult the day’s agenda quickly.
The Gmail widget is very useful for view emails in the inbox without opening the app. At a single glance we can access the entire inbox. Being an interactive widget allows scrolling, so we can download emails to see them all, it is not restricted to those that are seen at first glance.
- Price: Free
- Developer: Google LLC
Today Weather is a great weather application and, in addition, it allows us configure a series of custom widgets. It stands out mainly because the number of widgets is more than extensive, and their interface is quite minimalist. The time of day, week, humidity, chances of rain, wind, etc. We have both individual widgets and complete widgets.
Chronus includes a series of widgets for clock, weather, news, tasks, finances and calendar. Its great variety is one of its greatest qualities, apart from having great care in the visual. These widgets can be customized and they are the most complete that we find in Android.
Regarding health, Yazio is one of the best applications to control calories and take our diet to the millimeter. It can be somewhat tedious to constantly open the application to see this data, so we have a widget that solves our lives quite a bit. In this widget, quite simple, we are shown the goal of the day, the calories consumed and the rest, so that at all times we know how we are doing with the macros. If we want to add a food we have a small button to do it directly.
Harry is a very careful at the visual level agenda widget. It allows us to see the events and the time left for them to comply, all in a very visual and comfortable way. We can customize both the colors and the images of the widget itself.
Action Blocks is a little known Google application that allows us create widgets with shortcuts to specific functions. For example, you can create a widget that works as a shortcut to call your family, set an alarm or any function that allows the Google assistant. The application is in English but it is very easy to use.